We are divided! I see our culture, country, and the world as hugely divided. Our religions, morality, sexual preferences, wealth, education, politics, global exposure, and social status – all have become hot buttons increasing the divide.
We are beings of differences and we choose to maintain divisions but our world has become too small to ignore the disunion. Even with social media changing so rapidly, we have lost sight of the global view.
Each of us needs to make changes that would benefit the world. It should be our mission to help our neighbors – help those who can’t stand up for themselves and those whose voices are suppressed. We need to step into the shoes of our neighbors and see what they see and try to understand how social norms and religions have formed our prejudices. This is one of the most difficult tasks we face, and we have to do this without malevolence and strive to respect one another.
Each painting shows our collectives (families, groups, sects, countries, tribes, etc.), represented by the groups of threes, as we interact with other communities.
Acrylic paintings, under high-gloss resin, on two-inch-deep wooden gallery boxes; framing is unnecessary.